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“Great location for Old City touring, but not top pick for price”
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Golden Walls Hotel
Ranked #50 of 101 Hotels in Jerusalem
Reviewed 14 November 2009

We were expecting a lot more after reading the reviews. The staff is super friendly and nice. Lobby dated. Breakfast good. People there were kind of older tour bus types. We stayed there three nights and then moved to the Harmony Hotel which was a better fit for us. It is small, in kind of a hip neighborbood. Great breakfast, fresh and healthy...no tour bus crowds. But let me clarify, if you are going to be touring the Old City and don't want to drive or take a taxi the Golden Walls is the place to stay!

Partners input: Neighborhood kind of ruff, hard to find good places to eat, and parking is pretty rustic.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

My wife and I took some friends to jerusalem to show them the sites. We found this hotel through the internet and we were so suprised when we got there. It is rated as a 3 star but it really should have a 4 star rating. When you go ask for room 302. It has a sliding glass door which goes right onto the hotel's sundeck(see photo).The rooms are very clean and good size. the A/C got so cold we had frost on the windows. The breakfast wasn't like most European breakfast, it was much better with plenty to chose from. The location is great...50 meters from the Old City Wall.(It is in East Jerusalem) The service is wonderful. The employees are just so nice and helpful. We will certainly revist this hotel. We highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Frank-Carol-Yeshua
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

I chose this hotel because of the good value room rates for a establishment so close to the old city. The hotel is very close to the Damascus Gate of the old city, although not so easy for quite a few cab drivers to locate - as it is in the Arab side of Jerusalem, or East Jerusalem. My room was excellent as it was evidently brand new (second floor - Room 263), with air conditioning, flat screen tv, double queen bed, balcony and views to the old city wall. I note that many of the rooms at the hotel look down onto a bu interchange or a busy street - so quietness may be a problem for some travelers. The roof garden was fantastic, you needed to fetch your own drinks from the lobby bar however, but this didn't detract from the enjoyment of sitting on the roof and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the old city. There was no wireless internet, which seems to be a standard these days, the room didn't have a refrigerator - which would have been useful in the July heat. The room needed a guide or hotel diectory aswell, they don't seem to have anything like that available. The bathroom was good, although water service seemed to fluctuate in intensity and heat. The staff were very courteous and helpfull and I would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 March 2009

We traveled with a group and this hotel served our needs perfectly. The staff were gracious and always very accomodating. The rooms were small - but you get used to them - and as someone else said, you are rarely in your room. If you'd like to sit and rest for a bit, there is a large seating area in the lobby that overlooks the Damscus Gate in the Old City. The food was good - especially their soup! We were there for six days and five nights - it was very busy and the guests at the hotel were from all over the world. The staff did a wonderful job of taking care of everyone. This is not a "luxury" hotel(no fluffy towels will be found here), however, we were very comfortable, the rooms were clean yet small, we enjoyed getting to know the staff, the local community, and felt very safe.

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Reviewed 15 February 2009

This is a great location for visiting Jerusalem. Everything in the old city is walking distance from here. Our room looked out onto the city walls, albeit across a fairly busy road, but traffic was quiet at night.

Unlike a previous reviewer, I found the room clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. There is a computer with internet connection in the lobby for guests to use. The rooms are not large, however, and would benefit from refurbishing. The breakfasts and dinner were good, although choice was limited some days.

We stayed at this hotel for five nights with a tour group and used a room in the basement for meetings.

  • Stayed: January 2009
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1  Thank HeatherGermany
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Reviewed 2 July 2008

I just returned from a trip to the Holyland.
My hotel in Jerusalem, Tulip Inn Golden Walls, was very impressive, breakfast was excellent, clean and comfortable.
The location is amazing just outside the old city. You can sit on the roof garden and have a drink with the old city as ur view!!
Above all the staff was helpful and prompt!!

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank rob1979
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Reviewed 9 June 2008

The hotel was dirty and overpriced. They advertise ammenities on a number of different travel booking sites that don't exist. They say they have wireless web access and they do...it just doesn't work. The lobby is dingy, worn and in need of a good cleaning. The room was a more serious health risk and the front desk people were grim and unhelpful. We arrived early and they tried to extort an additional night's room charge to allow us an early check in (about two hours early). The entire experience was horrible and we've traveled to over 50 countries on four continents so we have seen lots of different expressions of hospitality. Expedia wouldn't take a review even though our room was booked on their web site (through a colleague and not me personally). The hotel is honestly a slim two-star and they advertise and price themselves as a four-star. The hotel is well-located to the Damascus Gate but in a very dangerous and rough neighborhood. Some cab drivers will not go there. The coffee and breakfast were very good.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Address: 17 Sultan Suleiman | Damascus Gate, Jerusalem 9761190, Israel
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Region: Israel > Jerusalem District > Jerusalem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Jerusalem
Price Range: £88 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Walls Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jerusalem Golden Walls Hotel is located in the center of the Holy City. Located just outside the northern city walls, between Damascus and Herod's Gates, our hotel is within walking distance from the most religious, historic and cultural centers.The Golden Walls Hotel is a family-owned business managed by the Pilgrims Palace Hotels Ltd. The Golden Walls Hotel was built in 1964 and run by the late Dr. Rasheed Nashashibi till 1983. It was then known as the Pilgrims Palace Hotel. The Hotel has undergone major renovations throughout the last 10 years. It was expanded twice. A new building was added to the existing to make the total number of rooms 120. ... more   less 
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